What To Do If You've Been Arrested On Long Island For A Sex Crime
There is no crime in New York State called “sex crime”. When we talk about these cases, we’re talking about a range of different crimes that involve sexual offenses against another person. These types of charges are all contained within Section 130 of the New York State Penal Law. They involve numerous types of offenses, including but not limited to different degrees of Rape, Criminal Sexual Act (formerly called Sodomy), Sexual Abuse, and more. These crimes range from low-level misdemeanors all the way up to Class A Felonies.
The two most serious offenses in this section are Predatory Sexual Assault and Predatory Sexual Assault Against A Child. Both of these crimes are Class A Felonies, and are punishable by up to 25 years to life in state prison.
These types of cases require special consideration, due to the immense stigma that is placed upon a defendant just upon being charged with a sexual offense. One of the most basic cornerstones of our criminal justice system is that anyone accused of committing a crime must be presumed innocent, however certain charges make people forget that basic truth.
Another issue to discuss with your lawyer is whether or not the crime you are charged with is what is called a “registrable” offense. That is, if you are convicted of this crime will you be required to register as a sex offender. That is a very important consideration that you will have to speak to your attorney about.
If you’ve been charged with any type of sex crimes offense, it is imperative that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately to protect your rights. A good attorney will try to have you released on your recognizance, or to have bail set in an amount that you can afford. He will try to minimize any negative media attention. If there are discussions involving a potential plea bargain, he will try to arrange a plea to an offense which will not require you to register as a sex offender. He will make sure any evidence or confessions which were obtained in violation of your constitutional rights are suppressed and not permitted at trial.
Make sure you immediately contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss your options. Glenn Kurtzrock has a handled many sex crimes cases, including going to trial. He believes there is no such thing as a small case, and he will take your case seriously.
Call for a free initial consultation today so Glenn can start working on your case right away. We can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 631-539-1640, and our website is at KurtzrockLaw.com. Our reasonable rates and payment plans ensure that everyone can get quality and aggressive legal representation.
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